LMO Says Literacy Growing

LMO Says Literacy GrowingLMO Says Literacy Growing

The free adult literacy programs has seen a 2.5-fold growth in the year 2015, compared to  the prior two years, said Ali Baqerzadeh, deputy minister of education and head of the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), on Sunday. “Last year that ended in March, nearly 512,000 people were covered under the LMO literacy programs, and included 281,000 who were absolute illiterates,” ISNA quoted him as saying. At present, 98.2% of people in the age group 15-24 years and 88.47% in age group 25-64 years have acquired reading and writing skills. The literacy rate among Iranians of ages 10-49 is 97%. Established in 1984, the LMO was created to check the high rate of illiteracy at the time and since then over 8 million people have been educated. Among the 3.45 million illiterates at present, around 1 million are absolute illiterates.